Thursday, January 15, 2009

Pesto Pizza

This was soooo yummy! I chose this for our meatless night this week. I didn't make the pesto like this has directions to do--instead I used a jar of pesto from the store. And I used our pizza oven instead of the regular oven.
Also I tried a new crust that I got off of Mandi's blog here and we LOVED it. Going to start using it now as our regular crust! (recipe also below)

Pesto Pizza
Ingredients
1 cup prepared pesto sauce (ingredients and directions included)
1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
pesto sauce
1 cup finely chopped fresh parsley (need a big bunch of parsley)
3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
3/4 cup olive oil
3 garlic cloves
1/4 cup pine nuts
Directions
1
Place the following in blender: parsley, grated parmesan cheese, olive oil, pine nuts, garlic cloves (use garlic press)and blend until smooth.
2
PREHEAT OVEN 425F DEGREES.
3
Spread the Pesto Sauce on a 12 or 14 inch pizza crust.
4
Place spinach on pesto sauce.
5
Sprinkle mozzarella cheese evenly over pizza, then sprinkle the sharp cheddar cheese.
6
Top with sliced tomatoes, then sprinkle the feta cheese all over the pizza.
7
Bake about 15 minutes or until the mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese are melted, and the crust is crisp and golden.

Breadmaker crust
1 cup water
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. sugar
2 tsp. yeast

After the dough has risen in the machine, grease a 14" pizza pan or baking pan. Stretch the dough to fit. Spread your favorite sauce, sprinkle on grated mozzarella (and Cheddar if you like), add toppings, and bake at 450 for 15 - 20 minutes.

1 comment:

JUST SHAR said...

MMMM this looks really good! i'd love to try "different" pizza's from what i usually do.. like chicken, etc.. just different.. this goes on my list :)